Frozen Pond in Maine

”In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”

August Sander (1876 – 1964)

Sander was a German portrait and documentary photographer, one of the most important German photographers of the twentieth century.

This photo was contributed by my friend, David K., from Maine.

Frozen pond in Maine


Zitat des Tages

Im tiefsten Winter fand ich heraus, dass ich, tief in mir, einen unsterblichen Sommer mit mir trug.
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
– Albert Camus –
 We have no snow this Christmas – this photo was taken in the winter of 2010.

Oberursel in Winter

A stroll through Oberursel Altstadt is nice in any season. But for some reason, I find the Altstadt even more charming in the wintertime.

Oberursel market square

Beer gardens get refurbished for the outdoor Glühwein (mulled wine) business.

Beer garten in winter

Cozy lights and decorations line the houses and streets.

Coming from Frankfurt, take the U 3 and get off at Oberursel Altstadt station.

Winter Scenes in Germany

It has actually stopped snowing for the moment, but there is more to come. Here are a few photos I took around noon today when we drove our daughter to Steinbach.

Yes, the person in the distance is a bike rider pushing his bike along.

Between Oberursel and Steinbach

In Oberursel, we saw quite a few orange-vested city workers removing snow and dispersing salt.


Sleds are being pulled across streets in town.


A sledding trail in our neighborhood area Camp King in Oberursel.

Sledding trail in Camp King, Oberursel

… and yes, we are dreaming of a white Christmas.

Oberursel in Winter

The other evening, my husband and I went out for our Friday night date. This time we headed to Zum Schwanen in Oberursel.

On the way there, I took this photo showing the road to St. Ursula church, with the pub on the left side (see the only neon sign) and being very close to the church. Well, pubs and churches do go well together.

Oberursel in winter

Germany at its best, or so my husband says. I would not know it – I take my surroundings for granted, on most days.